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Week 5 Starts & Sits
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A little advice can make all the difference. Scott White suggests starting hitters like Chris Carter. Al Melchior sorts out the two-start starter options. Hitters | Pitchers
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Mariners' Austin Jackson leaves game after rolling ankle
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3:06 pm ET) Mariners center fielder Austin Jackson left Sunday's game after rolling his ankle on a play at first base. 

Jackson was trying to beat out an infield grounder in the top of the third and stepped on the foot of pitcher Roberto Hernandez, who was covering first. 

Jackson was called out, and he was replaced when the Mariners' defense took the field in the bottom of the third. 


Reds SS Zack Cozart (finger) leaves Sunday's game
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(3:03 pm ET) Reds shortstop Zack Cozart left Sunday's game in Atlanta with an injured finger on his right hand, reports the Cincinnati Enquirer

Cozart injured the finger while misplaying a ground ball and committing an error.

Kris Negron replaced Cozart at shortstop, his first appearance at that position this season. 

Cozart has started every game for the Reds this season at shortstop.


RF Matt Kemp producing every day for Padres
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:51 pm ET) Right fielder Matt Kemp has started every game for the Padres this season despite questions early on about the 30-year old's durability, per UTSandiego.com.

Although he has just one home run this year, Kemp is second in the National League with a .327 batting average and is tied for fifth with 17 RBI.

He has also produced 10 multiple hit games in his 26 games played.


Red Sox claim Luis Jimenez, place Ryan Hanigan on 60-day DL
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:49 pm ET) The Red Sox claimed infielder Luis Jimenez off waivers from the Brewers, the team announced on Sunday. 

Jimenez was designated for assignment by Milwaukee after opening the season with a .067 average. 

To make room for Jimenez on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox moved catcher Ryan Hanigan from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list. Hanigan is sidelined with a hand injury. 


Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit's (dead arm) availability uncertain
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:42 pm ET) Padres manager Bud Black said reliever Joaquin Benoit's availability is uncertain and that he could be headed to the disabled list, according to U-T San Diego.

Black added that Benoit is dealing with a dead arm that is similar is the shoulder problems he experienced last season. 

Benoit has made 12 appearances this season, allowing five runs in 11 innings (4.09 ERA) with one save.


Dodgers reliever Joel Peralta's recover (neck) on hold
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:35 pm ET) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said reliever Joel Peralta's recovery from a pinched nerve in his neck is on hold and that he'll continue to rehab in Los Angeles, reports MLB.com.

Peralta was diagnosed with dead arm that was causing weakness in his shoulder and put on the 15-day disabled list April 26.

He was initially thought to be back by early May but that return date will now be later.

Peralta has pitched in seven games this season, going 1-0 with three saves and has not allowed a run in 5 2/3 innings.

White Sox release Jared Mitchell, sign Tyler Colvin
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:33 pm ET) The White Sox released outfielder Jared Mitchell from Triple-A Charlotte and signed outfielder Tyler Colvin , according to a report by the Chicago Tribune

Mitchell was the White Sox's first-round draft pick in 2009 but never made it to the Majors. He was released after opening the season 2 for 40 (.050) at Charlotte. 

Colvin has played in 441 Major League games with three teams over the last six seasons. 


Cubs claim Anthony Varvaro off waivers from Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2:33 pm ET) The Cubs have claimed pitcher Anthony Varvaro off waivers from the Red Sox and designated pitcher Joe Ortiz for assignment, the team announced Sunday.

Varvaro made nine appearances with the Red Sox before hitting waivers, giving up five earned runs in 11 innings while striking out eight batters and walking six. He posted ERAs under 3.00 while making more than 60 appearances in each of his previous two seasons, both with the Braves, and he owns a career 3.23 ERA, 7.4 K/9 rate and 3.4 BB/9 rate in 183 2/3 innings across 166 appearances.

Ortiz, whose only major-league action came in 2013 with the Rangers, has given up four earned runs in 10 2/3 innings for Triple-A Iowa while striking out just one batter and walking five. He'll likely be reassigned to Iowa if he clears waivers.


Rangers' Yu Darvish out of brace, strengthening forearm
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2:27 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, out for the season after Tommy John surgery in March, has completed the range-of-motion portion of his rehab. 

The Star Telegram reported that Darvish is out of the elbow brace he's been wearing since the surgery and is working on strengthening his forearm. 


Tulowitzki, Hundley out of Rockies' lineup Sunday for rest
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(2:22 pm ET) Troy Tulowitzki and Nick Hundley are both out of the Rockies’ starting lineup Sunday to rest against the Padres.

Rafael Ynoa will get his first start of the year at shortstop, batting seventh, while Michael McKenry gets the nod at catcher and will bat fifth.


 
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